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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·point /əˈpɔɪnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·point v. i. To ordain; to determine; to arrange.
    For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel.   --2 Sam. xvii. 14.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·point v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Appointing.]
 1. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
    When he appointed the foundations of the earth.   --Prov. viii. 29.
 2. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of.
    Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.   --2 Sam. xv. 15.
    He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness.   --Acts xvii. 31.
    Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and appoint the meeting.   --Shak.
 3. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
    Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service.   --Num. iv. 19.
    These were cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.   --Josh. xx. 9.
 4. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
    The English, being well appointed, did so entertain them that their ships departed terribly torn.   --Hayward.
 5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign. [Obs.]
    Appoint not heavenly disposition.   --Milton.
 6. Law To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed.
 To appoint one's self, to resolve. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a
           committee" [syn: name, nominate, constitute]
      2: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was
         appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with
         supervising the creation of a concordance" [syn: charge]
      3: furnish; "a beautifully appointed house"